Lync Server 2010 will not be supported on SQL Server 2012

News just in from the frontline regarding SQL Server 2012 and Lync Server 2010.

A blog post has been published by Damien Caro (an Microsoft IT Pro evangelist based in Paris) on his TechNet blog dispelling rumours and uncertainty around whether Lync Server 2010 will work with the newly RTM’d SQL Server 2012 (previously code named Denali).

Damien writes:

“There are some excellent reasons for willing to use SQL 2012 with Microsoft Lync like the support of the new availability model (Always On). However, Lync 2010 is using a feature called DMO (Distributed Management Objects) that was introduced in SQL 7.0 (a long time ago !).

SQL 2012 does not support this feature anymore as it is indicated in this article : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms131540.aspx so SQL 2012 will not be a supported platform for Lync 2010 as it is now.”

You can read the full post over here on his blog and hear it from the horse’s mouth.

Lync databases can be deployed on instances from SQL Server 2005 SP3 up to SQL Server 2008 R2 today. This new information means you’ll need to seriously think carefully about your new SQL environments and new/existing deployments of Lync Server 2010.

Credit to fellow Modality consultant Tom Arbuthnot for finding this one.

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